Resolution J1855-2015

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the introduction of the iconic Pyrex measuring cup



  • May 5, 2015: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2015: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the intro-
duction of the iconic Pyrex measuring cup

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to recognize the
achievements of those businesses which substantially contribute  to  the
quality of life in communities and the entire Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Empire  State  enjoys  the  reputation of providing the
intellectual environment and business climate necessary for  encouraging
the  development  and  expansion of creative ideas and new kitchen uten-
sils, such as the Pyrex measuring cup; and
  WHEREAS, The  Pyrex  measuring  cup  is  a  kitchen  icon,  originally
released in 1925; it had two spouts, one on each side for both right and
left  hand pouring, and the cup came in just one size, eight ounces, and
sold for $.50; and
  WHEREAS, By 1926, the two-spout cup was discontinued  and  a  new  cup
with  one  spout  was  introduced,  which became the staple for years to
come; and
  WHEREAS, By 1941, four different Pyrex  measuring  cups  were  on  the
market,  including  an  eight  ounce  liquid,  eight ounce dry, 12 ounce
liquid and 16 ounce dry; each cup was adorned with the  red  Pyrex  logo
and red markings on the side, making it easy to read; and
  WHEREAS,  Seven  years  later, a consumer could pick up a set of three
measuring cups for $1.50 including a one cup, one  pint  and  one  quart
measuring  cup;  these  three  versions  remained  essentially unchanged
through the decades and are best known today; and
  WHEREAS, The measuring cup handle was transformed from a closed "D" to
an open design in 1983, allowing for easy stacking and storage; this new
handle design became the industry standard; and
  WHEREAS, In 2015, the Pyrex brand celebrates its 100th Anniversary  by
launching  five  new  limited  edition colors of the essential measuring
cup; and
  WHEREAS, To  observe  this  auspicious  occasion,  Pyrex  created  the
World's Largest Measuring Cup as a way to recognize the renowned kitchen
gadget;  the cup was unveiled March 8, 2015, at a ceremony in Chicago at
the International Home and Housewares Show; and
  WHEREAS, The event officially kicked off the  Pyrex  100  celebration;
hundreds  of  brand  fans,  media, curiosity seekers and those who bring
Pyrex to market were there to cheer the reveal  of  the  enormous  Pyrex
measuring cup, which will tour cities across America; and
  WHEREAS, The next stop on the tour will be in Charleroi, Pennsylvania,
where  four  generations of American workers helped make Pyrex glassware
the most loved kitchen brand; and
  WHEREAS, The official ceremony  concluded  with  World  Kitchen  North
American  President  Kris  Malkoski encouraging the crowd to raise their
limited edition Pyrex 100 measuring cups in a toast  for  the  past  100
years and to the next 100 years of Pyrex; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor those busi-
nesses within the State of New York which distinguish themselves through
outstanding  professional  behavior,  corporate innovation, and enduring
commitment to the community; and
  WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body acknowl-
edges Pyrex's success, recognizes its contributions  to  the  local  and
State economies, and extends its highest commendation to the corporation
and  its  employees,  fully confident that, in its future, it will enjoy
the same success which has so characterized its past; now, therefore, be

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the  100th  Anniversary  of  the introduction of the iconic
Pyrex measuring cup; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kris Malkoski, President, World Kitchen, North America.


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